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The new Principal of St Clare’s, Oxfordshire,
is Andrew
Rattue, who
succeeds Paula Holloway. Andy Rattue was
educated at Bishop Wordsworth’s School, Salisbury and Brasenose College, Oxford where he read English. He began his teaching career in London (Mill Hill
and Haberdashers’ Aske’s), was appointed Head of English at Highgate School in 1993 and
The new Head appointed to lead Christ College Brecon from September 2017 is Mr Gareth
Pearson. Gareth, 41, is currently the Senior Deputy Head at Lord Wandsworth College, Long Sutton, Hampshire and he will succeed Mrs Emma Taylor who after ten years leading Christ College takes up her
Harry Hastings has been appointed Head of Ardingly College Prep School, Sussex, from January 2018.
Mr Hastings is currently the Head of Brighton College Prep School. He has taught at both boarding and day schools, including the
Moorlands School, Yorkshire, founded in 1898, has recently appointed new Head Teacher,
Jacqueline Atkinson. Atkinson, comes to the school from her post
Mrs Kerrie Daunter joined The Royal School, Surrey, this month (April) as the new Head
of the Junior School having previously worked as Deputy Head (Academic) and Head of Pre-
subsequently Deputy Head at
RGS Guildford in 1996. This  rst part of his career was punctuated by a year teaching in Bangkok, Thailand, and a Fulbright Teaching Exchange to Dallas, Texas. Andy became Headmaster of RGS Worcester in 2005 and then Headmaster of King’s College, Madrid in 2014. In addition to teaching English, he has always had a strong interest in drama and sport. Andy is married with four children.
new appointment at Dean Close Cheltenham in September.
As the school commences its 477th year, Gareth brings to
Christ College his teaching and leadership experience from roles as Housemaster at Wellington College and Maths teacher at Mill eld School, in addition to expertise from his earlier career as a Captain in the Royal Marines.
Dragon School in Oxford and Cumnor House. Mr Hastings is stepping into the shoes of Chris Calvey, who will leave Ardingly
at the end of this academic year to become headmaster of Great Walstead. Ardingly College Prep School’s deputy head, Jim Castle, will be acting head in the autumn term, until Mr Hastings’ arrival.
as Deputy Head at St Michael’s School, Essex, and has also taught
at High eld Prep, Yorkshire, The British School in Tokyo and Chorister School, County Durham. She is an accomplished organist and pianist and trained at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.
Prep at co-educational Bar eld Preparatory School. Prior to this, she taught in the state maintained sector of education across a variety of schools in the South West of England, as a mainstream Classroom Teacher and as an Art Education Consultant.
The Prebendal School, Sussex, is to enter a new chapter in its history with the appointment of
its  rst female Head in its 900 year history. Louise Salmond Smith, who is currently Head of Junior School at Tormead School, Surrey, will
Robert Milne, currently Deputy Head at Kings College School, Wimbledon, has been appointed head of Emanuel School, London, and will take up the post from the start of the Autumn term 2017.
Having attended Pocklington School in Yorkshire, Robert then read English at Leicester University and is currently completing a Masters Degree at Kings College, London University. He taught English at Oundle School and at
The governors of Kingswood House School, Surrey, have appointed Mr Duncan Murphy as the
new headmaster of the school, succeeding Peter Brooks in September 2017. Mr Murphy will become the ninth headmaster since the school was founded in 1899. He was educated at Malvern
Philip Oldroyd has been appointed head of St Nicholas House Prep
School, Norfolk,
succeeding Martin Castle. Philip is a graduate of Leeds
University with a BA in PE and Business Studies and gained his PGCE in Maths and PE from the University of Surrey.
His career in education has spanned twenty-eight years; ten of which as
Pim Grimes is the newly appointed Head of Alton Convent School Preparatory, Hampshire. Pim
joins from St Swithun’s Junior
Robin Gainher will be the new Head of Knighton House School, taking over from Sarah Wicks this summer, in
advance of the Autumn Term 2017.
take up her new post at the school September. Mrs Salmond Smith has taught previously in a variety of schools in both the maintained and Before Tormead, she was Director of Music and Head of Y5 and Y6
at Hall Grove School, Bagshot. She will be taking over from the current Head Master, Tim Cannell, who is retiring after 12 years.
King Edward’s School, Birmingham before being appointed Head
of English at Magdalen College School, Oxford in 2007.
Robert is a governor at a Free School in Lambeth and a prep School in Twickenham. He continues to be a keen sportsman playing squash, golf and cricket as well as supporting the arts through his enjoyment of the theatre and London’s galleries.
College, read English at Shef eld and holds a Masters degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Buckingham. He
will join Kingswood House after  ve years as the headmaster of Claremont Fan Court Prep School. Prior to that, he was the deputy headmaster at Milbourne Lodge for four years and also taught at Parkside and St Andrew’s, Woking.
a Head Teacher. He led Sevenoaks Prep for seven years and more recently, was Headmaster of Langley Prep School, Norfolk.
Philip is currently Head of the lower school at Langley. Outside of school, Philip enjoys both sports coaching and spectating, having ‘hung up
his boots’ a few years ago. He has coached at both Sevenoaks and North Walsham Rugby Clubs for
the past twelve years and cricket for Otford CC until his move to Norfolk.
School, where she was Head from 2007 – 2016. Pim is married with two daughters, one of whom is a vet and the other a doctor. She loves to garden, travel, sail, keep  t, and to spend time with her  rst grandchild.
Robin led Beeston Hall in Norfolk for seven years, before which he was Deputy Head and Director
of Studies at Cranleigh in Surrey. Robin was educated at the LSE and at King’s Bruton in Somerset.
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